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Curing the network scanning 'issue'

I used to scan a lot of magazines...

It used to be so easy. A simple USB scanner which took its own sweet time scanning...

Then I bought a Samsung MFP CLX3175 colour laser and scanner / fax. Whoopie! I could now scan over the network. I downloaded the Samsung drivers and they failed to work. I then searched and found the person making them work...

I installed the drivers and I could scan and print over the network.

Then I upgraded my Lubuntu...

Arrrgh! The scanner no longer worked. I tried all the Samsung installations. I tried his web site. He has nearly closed his web site down. Presumably because of lack of interest on the part of Samsung.

Then I searched again. It is now a few years later. Finally found a page:-
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SANE/Scanner-specific_problems

At the bottom where it says Samsung. I found the secret.

#Samsung scx4500w wireless ip network address tcp xx.xx.xx.xxOnly mine now says:-#Samsung CLX-3170 Series: Samsung CLX-3170fn & CLX-3175FW #usb 0x04e8 0x…